Wednesday, September 10, 2008


By Manuwant Choudhary

Rs.1000 crore for a national calamity like the Bihar floods is simply a pittance and not as BIG as the media and politicians make it out to be...even according to government figures 27 lakh people are flood affected..and this works out to be just Rs.3,703.70/- per flood victim.

Surely, even you and I pay a hundred times more to the Government of India as income tax, and even in time of such distress...this is what the Government of India gives to its people in desperate need.

And we are not sure what the thousand crores are being spent on, whether the money has been sent to the Bihar government and how much of it will go in the fuel of the helicopters and how little in food to the starving flood victims???

And to top it all the Bihar government told the centre that they are yet to receive the Rs.2,500 crores they spent on last years floods.

Floods are due to criminal negligence and governments pay no penalty.

Yes, not just Bihar, but even flood-affected Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh deserves large compensations for the loss of life and property but this money should not go to state governments but rather directly to the flood victims.

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